Lockdown Day 20: 11/04/20 Books

I’ve just seen the day’s death total, and the fact that we have now lost 12,000 people prematurely to the virus, so I thought I’d change the mood for the next few days and talk about the new books, soon to become available after the lockdown finishes. With four blogs to write, it will be nice to talk about something different. The only part of my normal working life left at the moment is the writing and editing of new material and I have been working hard on it and enjoying the additional time I can afford it.

So, the first book to share with you, is one I wrote eight years ago. It’s called 3033 The Third Millennium and is aimed at the Key Stage Two market. I know many children around the country will have heard the prologue already, as I use it to inspire children in year 5 and 6 as a writing challenge. It has been the cause of some of the most totally amazing pieces of work I have ever seen from children in this age group and no matter how many schools I visit, I am never disappointed with what they achieve and what they are capable of.

The book is set 1000 years in the future, hence the title, and is a post-apocalyptic novel that tells the story of a brother and sister who are separated by a heinous event. Each of them embark on a journey, which they could not have been prepared for, across vast distances. One is kept prisoner at a place she doesn’t want to be and with people she doesn’t want to be with, while the other crosses a desert on foot with an old man he found at the desert fringe. His journey, although hard is made bearable by the people he meets on route.

I could tell you more but that would just spoil the book. So, I’ll stop here. More about a different book tomorrow.

Wherever you are stay safe

C.S. Clifford

Author writing for all ages
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